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S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.

Lucius Æmilius Paulus

  • [A distinguished member of the Roman aristocracy; born about 230 B.C.; defeated the Lusitani in Spain, 191; took prisoner Perseus, the last king of Macedonia; twice consul; died 160.]
  • None of you know where the shoe pinches.

  • He divorced his wife Papiria, the mother of many fine children, among them Scipio and Fabius Maximus; and when his friends remonstrated, and asked him, “Was she not chaste? was she not fair?” he held out his shoe, and said, “Is it not handsome? is it not new? And yet none of you know where it pinches, but he that wears it.”—PLUTARCH: Life.
  • I require the same genius to draw up an army and order an entertainment.